• Sr Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst: Cost and Schedule Specialist

    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2020 2:34 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Sr. Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst: Cost and Schedule.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    This position is responsible for utilizing required experiences with an integrated performance management, schedule management, or subject matter expert focus
    Leads a team in contract/program cost and/or schedule development and management/analysis for developing engineering programs for critical major components, or production or logistics programs for a large custom subsystems or small total systems
    Scope is programs with contract value typically at $20-50M per year, with total program value of $50-300M
    The analyst will lead the development of the program cost and/or schedule baselines within the contract parameters, the analysis of program performance (historical and predictive), the monitoring of the contract/program Estimate at Complete and schedule completion date, and reviewing results with and making recommendations to program teams
    Mentors and trains team members
    Serves as a subject matter expert in the guidance and mentoring of program teams and Program Performance Management (PPM) staff in program management tools and processes
    Leads a team in the development of the time-phased budget integrated with the IMS to meet all contract and program objectives
    Manages and analyzes full program performance data, prepare historical and predictive measures, and drives program teams to make proactive decisions
    Leads a team of analysts or manage mid-size project(s)
    Integrates subcontractor and material cost and schedules data into program data
    Advanced analysis in the contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), Management Reserve, risk and opportunity management
    Prepares and presents accurate and timely program review documents to senior leadership
    Partners with other functions in the integration of contract/program risk/opportunity, Management Reserve, and Estimated at Complete for business financial commitment analysis and reporting
    Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes
    Reconciles program data with latest contract modifications
    Applies key areas of the Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to develop executable processes for supported programs and lead program teams in their implementation
    Defines requirements to solve common business problems
    Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: build collaborative relationships, internally and externally
    Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs across multiple geographic locations
    Demonstrates EVMS compliance through audits
    Recognized as subject matter expert in program performance management skills
    Communicates professionally and effectively with team members and customers
    Supports other programs with expertise during critical time frames
    Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    Responsible for coordination and accuracy of timely program deliverables
    Acts as change agent, challenge the status quo
    Leads the development of the detailed IMP and IMS to meet all contract and program objectives and supports the integration of cost and schedule data
    Ensures advanced schedule techniques (health and quality checks, resource loading, critical path analysis, and risk analysis) are applied effectively to drive proactive decisions
    Ensures major projects and program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts
    Creates and analyzes program milestone charts
    Creates and manages WBS, IMP, and IMS for proposals
    Mentors and trains employees in planning and scheduling best practices
    Leads efforts to automate processes to solve common business problems
    Leads the design of tests to evaluate new EVMS and/or schedule tools, analyze test results, and makes recommendations to support operational improvement
    Leads the incorporation of new EVMS and/or schedule tools
    Leads tool re-design to improve performance
    Trains analysts in the EVMS and schedule tools
    Serves as a senior resource to other analysts in developing solutions that meet complex business requirements
    Leads process changes to improve overall efficiency of program performance management function

    Very strong organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
    Identifies and set priorities for a team
    Creative problem solving
    Effective team leader and team builder
    Leads proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development)
    Demonstrates very strong professional written and oral communications
    Very strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
    Coordinates a geographically dispersed and frequently virtual team
    Thrives in an environment of ambiguity
    In addition, 3 years of demonstrated leadership of teams
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    Advanced user in EVMS and/or scheduling tools and principles.
    Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors across distinct product lines
    Very strong experience with DCMA audits
    Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle, material management, financial processes, and contracting structure
    Very strong experience in defense or federal contracting
    Very strong experience working with program teams across multiple geographic locations
    Interfaces with internal leadership to include Program Management and Business Unit leaders, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
    Regular interaction with external customers and vendors
    Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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